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Stock market: tech pushes the Nasdaq up at noon

(Photo: 123RF) MARKET REVIEW. Wall Street was carried at the start of the session on Friday by quarterly results significantly higher than the expectations of Alphabet (parent company of Google and YouTube), Amazon, Facebook and Apple, but saw its momentum slowed down by the decline in other sectors. The clues Shortly before noon, in Toronto, the index S & P / TSX was down 156 points, or 0.96%, to 16,142 points. In New York, the S&P 500 was down 2 points, or 0.07%, to 3,244 points. The Dow Jones lost 124 points, or 0.47%, to 26,189 points. The Nasdaq was up 80 points, or 0.76%, to 10,668 points. The context The New York Stock Exchange ended in scattered order Thursday, torn between the historic fall in the GDP of...
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Stock market: Wall Street opens lower after US GDP

(Photo: 123RF) MARKET REVIEW. Wall Street was in decline early Thursday, digesting the official entry of the United States into recession and bracing for the results of the four US internet giants after the close. The clues In Toronto, shortly after the opening, the S & P / TSX index fell 181 points, or 1.11%, to 16,113 points. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 lost 40 points, or 1.25%, to 3,217 points. The Dow Jones lost 435 points, or 1.64%, to 26,104 points. The Nasdaq was down 101 points, or 0.96%, to 10,441 points. The context The New York Stock Exchange ended in the green on Wednesday, driven by the good health of major technology stocks and by the Federal Reserve's decision to keep its key rates unchanged: the ...
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Stock market: Wall Street opens up before the GAFA hearing

(Photo: Getty images) MARKET REVIEW. Wall Street progressed early Wednesday, awaiting the start of a parliamentary hearing of the bosses of Alphabet (Google's parent company), Amazon, Facebook and Apple and the end of the Fed's monetary meeting. The clues In Toronto, shortly after opening, the index S & P / TSX gained 82 points, or 0.51%, to 16,203 points. In New York, the S&P 500 climbed 17 points, or 0.56%, to 3,236 points. The Dow Jones rose 51 points, or 0.2%, to 26,431 points. The Nasdaq was up 87 points, or 0.84%, to 10,489 points. The context The New York Stock Exchange had finished in the red Tuesday, disappointed by the quarterly results of several large groups: the Dow Jones had given up 0.77% and the ...
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Stock market: Wall Street opens lower after new results

(Photo: Getty images) MARKET REVIEW. Wall Street retreated Tuesday at the start of the session, pulled down by the decline in McDonald's, which published its quarterly results, and following the US parliamentary debate on the new stimulus plan. The clues Shortly after the opening in Toronto, the index S & P / TSX was down 32 points, or 0.2%, to 16,129 points. In New York, the S&P 500 lost 11 points, or 0.36%, to 3,227 points. The Dow Jones dropped 143 points, or 0.54%, to 26,440 points. The Nasdaq was down 63 points, or 0.6%, to 10,473 points. The context The New York place had ended up on Monday, carried by the technological giants Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, and closely following negotiations on a new ...
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Stock market: Wall Street going green in a week rich in results

Posted ago 18 minutes, updated ago 16 minutes (Photo: Getty images) MARKET REVIEW. Wall Street opened higher on Monday in a market bracing for a round of quarterly earnings from large companies and closely following negotiations on a new stimulus package. The clues Shortly after the opening in Toronto, the S & P / TSX index advanced 49 points, or 0.31%, to 16,046 points. In New York, the S&P 500 rose 17 points, or 0.55%, to 3,233 points. The Dow Jones gained 102 points, or ...
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Stock market: what moves on the markets before the opening Monday

(Photo: Getty images) The major Asian stock markets ended on mixed notes Monday, Shanghai and Shenzhen having regained some ground after their collapse at the end of last week in the face of Sino-US tensions, while Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated slightly. In the United States, the stock markets are pointing to an opening to green. Around 8:15 a.m., the futures contracts S&P 500 gain 18 points, or 0.57%, to 3,222 points. Those of Dow Jones climbed 130 points, or 0.49%, to 26,452 points, while those of the Nasdaq advance 103 points, or 0.99%, to 10,562 points. In Europe, the indices hesitate at mid-session. In London, the FTSE 100 down 6 points, or 0.11%, to 6,117 points. In Paris, the CAC 40 loses 5 points, or 0.11...
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Stock market: what is moving on the markets before the opening Friday

(Photo: Getty Images) Chinese stock markets ended sharply on Friday, haunted by the deterioration of relations with the United States, after the announcement of the closure of an American consulate in China. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Composite Index closed down 2.19% at 24,720 points. In mainland China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange plunged 3.9% to 3,197 points and that of Shenzhen 5% to exactly 2,138 points. The day had started in the red, in the wake of the poor employment figures in the United States, announced the day before. The fall in prices accelerated at midday, when the announcement of the closure, ordered by Beijing, of the United States consulate in the large city of Chengdu (southwest). The move follows ...
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Stock market: unemployment figures lower Wall Street

(Photo: 123RF) MARKET REVIEW. Wall Street was down slightly on Thursday after figures showing the number of Americans registered as unemployed rebounded last week, as the economies of many states slowed with the surge in Covid-19 cases. The clues In Toronto, shortly after the opening, the S & P / TSX lost 1 point, or 0.01%, to 16,169 points. The composite index S&P 500 on Wall Street dropped 11 points, or 0.35%, to 3,264 points The Dow Jones, the star index of the New York market, fell 160 points, or 0.60%, to 26,845 points. The Nasdaq, with a strong technological coloring, fell by 47 points, or 0.45%, to 10,658 points. The context The New York Stock Exchange ended in the green Wednesday in a market welcoming the de...
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Stock market: what is moving on the markets before the opening Thursday

(Photo: Getty Images) The Hong Kong Stock Exchange ended up slightly on Thursday, and that of Shanghai down, in a context marked by escalating Sino-American tensions. The Hang Seng Index climbed 0.82% to 25,263 points. The Shanghai Stock Exchange, on the contrary, lost 0.24%, to 3325 points, and that of Shenzhen remained virtually stable at 2251 points. Tensions between China and the United States reached a new level on Wednesday, when Washington ordered Beijing to close its consulate in Houston. The Chinese authorities immediately threatened "reprisals". "Escalating Sino-US tensions are a reminder of the major risk facing investors in the upcoming US election campaign," commented Stephen Innes of AxiCorp's. However...
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Stock market: Wall Street stable at opening

(Photo: Getty Images) MARKET REVIEW. Wall Street was close to balance on Wednesday at the start of the session, concerned about the resurgence of Sino-US tensions, but more optimistic about the development of a vaccine against the coronavirus. The clues In Toronto, the S & P / TSX gained 13 points, or 0.09%, to 16,176 points. The composite index S&P 500 took 6 points, or 0.19%, to 3263 points. The Dow Jones, the flagship Wall Street index, rose 70 points, or 0.26%, to 26,910 points. The Nasdaq, with a strong technological coloring, lost 16 points, or 0.16%, to 10,663 points. The context The New York Stock Exchange ended in dispersed order Tuesday in a market boosted by rather encouraging quarterly results from sever...
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Stock market: what moves on the markets before the opening Wednesday

(Photo: Getty Images) The large Asian stock markets experienced varying fortunes on Wednesday, caution having succeeded the optimism of the day before in Hong Kong and Tokyo, while the places in mainland China, on the other hand, rose further. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange suffered the most losses (-2.25% to 25,058 points) after its large gains recorded on Tuesday, and as the record number of infections recorded in the territory raised fears of more draconian countermeasures . In Tokyo, the flagship Nikkei index lost 0.58% to 22,751 points, and the extended Topix index fell 0.62% to 1,573 points. Wall Street, which often sets the tone for the next day's session in Tokyo, ended in scattered order on Tuesday, its Nasdaq...
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Stock market: on Wall Street, the Dow Jones retains its momentum from Monday

(Photo: Getty Images) MARKET REVIEW. The flagship index of the New York Stock Exchange rose Tuesday at the start of the session, driven by the momentum of the day before, in a market that continued to follow the quarterly results of large companies. The clues In Toronto, the S & P / TSX rose 55 points, or 0.34% to 16,238 points. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 rose 11 points, or 0.41%, to 3,265 points. The Dow Jones, the flagship index, rose 236 points, or 0.89%, to 26,917 points. The Nasdaq, with a strong technological coloring, fell by 41 points, or 0.39%, to 10,724 points. The context Wall Street started the week up on Monday, taking advantage of the good shape of American tech giants, in particular Amazon, and reas...